Walking to the sounds: days 78 to 83

Day 78 Tuesday March 23rd

outer north 11 minutes
The Poplars Roseworth Crescent The Drive Church Road
Alarm train siren car plane saw   I feel pressed   to the back of the
Tumbled headstones   graves grown with inadvertent pollards    air of
 half-managed neglect
Blackbird drops from bush to grass    crow takes a beak of straw     
 dunnock sings

Day 79 Wednesday March 24th

outer southeast 7 minutes
The Drive Moor Crescent Little Moor Highbury Mildmay Road 
 Brentwood Avenue Tankerville Terrace
Cordons espaliers and pleaches  an orchard of pruning  a blue tit
 flies through
Neatened trees   against the fence  the tumble of water tank compost
 bin and bug hotels
Gavin May Queen Howgate Wonder   Ouillin’s Gage    Vranja Quince

Day 80 Thursday March 25th

inner east 3 minutes
The Drive High Street Moor Road South Rectory Road Rectory Avenue
 Rectory Drive Stoneyhurst Road Alnmouth Drive
In the early dawn     I overlook a wooded vale   running down to the
 island shore
A seat beyond a fence       each weather-worn   beneath the trees
Hard pruned elder     a metro passes         a robin’s song

Day 81 Friday March 26th

outer northeast 7 minutes
The Drive Moor Crescent Moor Road South Rectory Road
A chill wind gusts  in the early dawn      gulls cry above the street
A street-front hedge   dark green dotted with red     a gatepost rots

Day 82 Saturday March 27th

inner west 2 minutes
The Poplars High Street Graham Park Road Elmfield Approach
Along the ginnel   ivy winds through a wall-top fence   a wren sings
Wall top moss   red brown and green strokes    painted on mortar lime
Pitted surfaces of the wall’s stone    signature   of the mason's pick

Day 83 Sunday March 28th

outer northwest 1 minutes
The Drive Westfield Drive Parker Avenue Elgy Road Elmfield Road
 Oakfield Terrace
Across from a terrace of cottages    blue builders bags    of stones 
Stepped back from the road   back from the wind    an olive tree sways